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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:00
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was initially passed, Congress recognized that more than 40 million Americans qualified as “Disabled.” Since then that number has increased as the courts gave expansive interpretation to the definition of a “disability.”
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 14 December 2011 19:54
The context in which being proactive, beginning thoughts, listening and teamwork is presented will make the difference. Organization Leadership must develop a contextual presence of the effective habits. This is not a poster, brochure, speech or annual retreat; it must become an organization value. Over the past year, the EDCSPIN management staff restated the values of our organization. The investment in creating a statement of who we are, what we are about, how we will function and which direction we are headed has been a tremendous turning point in our organization. The context of “People with Disabilities First; Integrity; Respect; Opportunity; Accountability; and Togetherness” has changed an organization in Brooklyn, New York and I am ecstatic to be its Executive.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 14 December 2011 15:33
Housing for the disabled need not be foreign. At EDCSPIN our consumers live in "Homes with Values." It's a reminder that those who need help should not have to settle for less then we all want. Houses are as individual as people. So too should supports and services. The disabled want to enjoy a place in the community just as we do and they should.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 09 November 2011 22:20
On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc. (EDCSPIN) was a proud sponsor of the City Limits 35th anniversary event, "Celebration," a community-wide networking mixer that attracted New York City's civic community, held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:54
Since we began publishing the ACT we've had a special section that points out Who’s Paddling? This Edition of the ACT will focus on recognizing a few employees who’ve been paddling. The Office of Human Resources sat down and interviewed Dr. Nicole Appello; Director of Clinical Services and Leah Smith; Community Habilitation Supervisor, Ronny Kirton; Residential Manager, Lasheema Braan; Receptionist and Charisse Simpkins; Medicaid Service Coordinator.
Written by Administrator Friday, 15 July 2011 01:02
“I write to you today to explain the best I can the "MIRACLE" that took place in my son's life since he has been living at Evelyn Douglin Center under [management] and staffs supervision. … My son has never been as healthy as he is today, both physically, mentally and spiritually. … I can't Thank You enough. I can sleep now knowing my son will be fine!”
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 22 June 2011 19:33
On June 16, 2011, EDCSPIN honored the contributions of their friends Frank Parisi, Donna Limiti, Shelia Gholson, Francina Branch, John Kiley, Michael Lynch and Paul Michels with special guests Jill Gentile, OPWDD Deputy Commissioner and Nan Blackshear from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s Office.
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 07 June 2011 18:24
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 26 April 2011 00:00
EDCSPIN attended The White House Easter Egg Roll on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Charles A. Archer (CEO), Christopher R., Nelson M., and Marcus A. were in attendance. EDCSPIN had the opportunity to enjoy all the festivities, which included an Egg Roll, Sports & Fitness Zones and the Farmer’s Market. In addition, EDCSPIN had the privilege of meeting Olympic Gold Medalist Tyson Gay and The Harlem Globe Trotters.
Written by Administrator Friday, 12 November 2010 15:34
EDC-SPIN employees were honored at NYSACRA’s 2010 Regional Direct Support Professional Conference. Read about the honors received by Sherice Hodges (Day Services) and Howard Campbell (Residential).